ČRo Plus | Petition of MEPs calls for Hungary to lose its voting rights in the EU Council

120 MEPs signed a petition demanding that Hungary loses its voting rights. They argue that the EU's decision-making capacity is nearly blocked because of Hungary's approach. One of the main friction points is financial aid to Ukraine. Žiga Faktor, director of our Brussels office and deputy director, commented on the issue for ČRo Plus.

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Radiožurnál | MEPs have run out of patience with Hungary. They are demanding that it loses its voting rights

Because of Hungary's blocking of funding for Ukraine, a number of MEPs have called for the suspension of Hungary's voting rights in the EU Council. 120 lawmakers across different factions have joined the petition. Our Brussels office director and deputy director Žiga Faktor provided his expert commentary on the issue.

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E15 | Europe is terrified of Orbán at the head of EU institutions. It must speed up the selection of a new "EU president"

The first media storm around the European Parliament elections was unleashed by the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, when he unexpectedly announced last weekend that he was going to run for the European Parliament himself in June and, if successful, would resign early from his current post. However, this means that unless the EU27 quickly agrees on his successor, the powers of the "European president" will pass to EU troublemaker Viktor Orban, whose Hungary will hold the EU presidency from the summer. Our head of the Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for E15 on the likelihood of this happening and what it would mean for the functioning of the EU.

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ČT24 | The upcoming European Parliament elections

The European Parliament is one of the key institutions of the European Union, yet the turnout in elections of its members in the Czech Republic has been extremely low for a long time. Our Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office Žiga Faktor analysed the upcoming European elections and their Czech dimension on ČT24.

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ČT24 | Protests against alleged election fraud in Serbia

Listen to Ziga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office, on the Serbian elections.

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INVITATION | Resilience of civil society and media In the Eastern Partnership: for Democracy and Inclusivness

We invite you to a debate on civil society and media resilience in the Eastern Partnership, that will take place on 15 June 2023 in Brussels. Whether you attend in person or online, you can look forward to discussions divided into two thematic panels and expert perspectives on the state of civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries of the European Union.

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One World in Brussels | Screening of the film "While We Watched" + discussion

We would like to invite you to the screening of the film While We Watched and the subsequent debate, which takes place within the framework of the Brussels branch of the One World Festival in cooperation with our Brussels office. The screening will take place on Tuesday 25 April at 18:00.

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One World in Brussels | Screening of the film "BLIX NOT BOMBS" + discussion

We cordially invite you to the screening of the film BLIX NOT BOMBS and the subsequent debate, which takes place as part of the Brussels branch of the One World Festival in cooperation with our Brussels office. The screening will take place on Monday, 24 April, at 19:00.

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Právo | Merchant Orbán cashed in Brussels

The EU opens accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova, contrary to Hungary's wishes. Even so, Hungary did not come out of the negotiations deprived - the European Commission released to Hungary 250 billion crowns from the funds blocked so far. How much longer can Orban hold Ukraine hostage in his decision-making? Our deputy director Viktor Daněk commented on the topic for Právo.

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ČRo Plus | Measures to mitigate the energy crisis will continue

Enhanced solidarity, faster deployment of renewable energy and protection of EU citizens from excessive energy prices. EU energy ministers in Brussels today reached agreement on an extension of three measures adopted last year in response to Russia's war against Ukraine. Their aim is to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis. Our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová commented on the topic for ČRo Plus.

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